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Definition of monosemy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

monosemy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɒnəsiːmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːnəsiːmi//
 
[uncountable] (linguistics)
 
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the fact of having only one meaning Word Origin 1950s: from mono- ‘one’ + Greek sēma ‘sign’ + -y.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: monosemy